The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988
110. Power of Central Government to make rules.
- The Central Government may make rules regulating the construction, equipment and maintenance of motor vehicles and trailers with respect to all or any of the following matters, namely:--
- the width, height, length and overhang of vehicles and of the loads carried;
- the size, nature and condition of tyres;
- brakes and steering gear;
- the use of safety glasses including prohibition of the use of tinted safety glasses;
- signalling appliances, lamps and reflectors;
- speed governors;
- the emission of smoke, visible vapour, sparks, ashes, grit or oil; the reduction of noise emitted by or caused by vehicles;
- the embossment of chassis number and engine number and the date of manufacture;
- safety belts, handle bars of motor cycles, auto-dippers and other equipments essential for safety of drivers, passengers and other road users;
- standards of the components used in the vehicle as inbuilt safety devices;
- provision for transportation of goods of dangerous or hazardous nature to human life;
- standards for emission of air pollutants:
Provided that any rules relating to the matters dealing with the protection of environment, so far as may be, shall be made after consultation with the Ministry of the Government of India dealing with environment.
- Rules may be made under sub-section (1) governing the matters mentioned therein, including the manner of ensuring the compliance with such matters and the maintenance of motor vehicles in respect of such matters, either generally in respect of motor vehicles or trailers or in respect of motor vehicles or trailers of a particular class or in particular circumstances.
- Notwithstanding anything contained in this section,--
- the Central Government may exempt any class of motor vehicles from the provisions of this Chapter;
- a State Government may exempt any motor vehicle or any class or description of motor vehicles from the rules made under sub-section (1) subject to such conditions as may be prescribed by the Central Government.